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Saïss at wing-back again as £4.0m defender gets another start in Wolves’ defence

Wolves’ most popular Fantasy Premier League defender Romain Saïss (£5.2m) has been handed another outing at left wing-back.

Following the departure of Ruben Vinagre (£4.3m) and an injury to Marçal (£4.9m), the Moroccan filled in there for the 1-0 win over Fulham in Gameweek 4.

Despite Marçal making the bench on Monday night, Saïss has held off the competition a little while longer to play a more advanced role than usual.

That also means a second successive start in the back-three for £4.0m defender Max Kilman (£4.0m).

He is joined there by key men Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Willy Boly (£5.5m), while Nelson Semedo (£5.5m) starts as the right-back again.

Meanwhile, it is unchanged front-three for Nuno Espirito Santo as Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m) sits in the middle of Pedro Neto (£5.5m) and Daniel Podence (£5.6m), which means a place on the bench for Adama Traoré (£6.4m).

Neto has offered the best value of any Wolves midfield player so far this season, although he is still owned by fewer managers than the benched Ruben Neves (£5.4m), Joao Moutinho (£5.4m), Podence and Traoré.

Marcelo Bielsa keeps faith with his favoured 4-1-4-1 formation, offering a second start of the season to Rodrigo (£5.8m) after his dramatic equaliser against Manchester City.

With veteran Pablo Hernández (£5.8m) on the bench, the Spaniard is deployed in midfield alongside Mateusz Klich (£5.6m) while Patrick Bamford (£5.8m) leads the line once again.

Coming into Gameweek 5, only Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) and Harry Kane (£10.7m) have more owners than Bamford among forwards. And of those in his position priced at £6.0m or less, none have managed as many shots on target as the Leeds man.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Koch, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison, Rodrigo, Klich, Costa; Bamford.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Saïss, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Semedo; Neto, Jiménez, Podence.

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  1. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    VAR needs to be scrapped until it's fast enough to call offside decisions in the build up instantly. Right now it's just sucking the life out of football. Why even celebrate when VAR disallows 90% of goals for random offsides and handballs in the build up...

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      ... so you'd rather that goal be awarded? when the assister was clearly offside?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He didn't even gain a real advantage from the offside which is what the offside rule is there to prevent

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Once you get to that point, who decides what an advantage is? That would confuse the rules even more because every other person has a different definition of "advantage"

          He broke the rules. If you dont like the rules, dont blame the machine enforcing the rules

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What are you complaining about now?

      Saiss goal was a clear and obvious offside

      I have Saiss. No issue.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'm complaining that we cant spontaneously celebrate goals any more because of VAR. It's ruining football

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 13 days ago

          In the non Var system the linesman would have raised his flag as Podence got the ball and a goal was never scored

          Players need to adjust to the new system where more is let go and later checked.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            The earlier system was better because then everyone would have seen it's offside due to the linesman flagging right away

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He's complaining about it taking the fun out of football. It's not all about fpl

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          i dont think celebrating an illegal goal is fun. Id rather not celebrate any goal thats a result of essentially cheating

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Im convinced var is making the linesmen more complacent. These kind of things didn't happen every gameweek before Var.

    3. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      The game would have to run through a computer which then tells the referee the VAR decision in real time. The future

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It is the rule that sucks

    5. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      If you are angry about mane.. then fair enough. If this is about the Saiss goal then your argument doesn't make sense since Podence was offside

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Mane was clearly offside lol. Liverpool supporter or mane owner spotted

  2. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    If Podence scores 120 points / 38 games isn't that 3.1 points per game.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It's actually 3.2 to the first decimal so you failed to use a calculator

  3. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Come on Leeds. Sneak one in!

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      They will

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Def looking possible!

  4. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Am i the only guy who hopes this end 0-0? i have Ayling and Saiss lol

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yeeesssaa

  5. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    3 players playing now (Meslier, Ayling , Saiss)

    Would take a boring last 30min

  6. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Mr. BrewBrew it's your turn now. Get in there for Jimi.

  7. Wizard of Ozil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    When is VAR going?? please get rid of it. Its ruining the game and perfectly good goals. As an owner of Sais am equally pissed off.
    How can we let a computer decide if a players big toe or elbow is offside. Am giving up watching football. What would would happen if the Henderson goal was to win the WORLD CUP FOR England
    .... YOU var lovers wouldn't be laughing then.
    CAN WE ALL VOTE OR PETTITION TO GET VAR BINNED!!!!!

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      lol no one cares for your team. an illegal goal is an illegal goal, im a Saiss owner too but you dont see me crying about a clear offside

      1. Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        have any comments on the Henderson goal!!!!!!! I didnt think so, and I`m not a liverpool fan or a Wolves fan.
        VAR is cancelling out goal for other players who have little influence in the actual goal. ridiculous. bring back the decision to the linesmen.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Podence was offside. It was clear. Same people who moan about VAR, moan when their side concedes an 'offside' goal.

    3. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      If it were to win the World Cup for England? That would be a good thing, right?

    4. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I hate VAR for all the calls they don't make or wrongly make. No excuse for it! Hence I want it gone.

      But podence being offside is one of the situations its used properly. So can't complain here...saiss owner myself.

  8. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I wonder if Nuno played FPL, would he hav got triple Wolves

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Defenders

  9. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Keep the CS Semedo!

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Adama coming on

  11. ivantys
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Fast guy coming on

    • Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Im convinced Bielsa just squats like that to look cool for the cameras. It can't be good for his focus

      1. Pratik
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        lol 😀

      2. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I think it is not good for his old back either.

      3. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'm jealous of his knees. And hes 25 years my senior.

    • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22661476

      If only Scouters here reads comments , oh well 😀

      1. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Maybe assist also called it xD

      2. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        How are you not OR 1?

      3. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Ballsy to call it now when the match is still on.

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      thanks podence owners

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      So Ayling over Dallas went horrendous -_-

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Why? Ayling looks better to me

      2. sozopol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I did same-- not quite horrendous though right?

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Semedo forgot it's Saiss and not Alba

    • Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Adamas muscles being oiled

        1. KICKandRUSH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          sexy af

        2. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I can hear the Barry White music in my head.

      • Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Ha Wolves strip even looks Portuguese !!

      • Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        LMAO Podence off

        1. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Hilarious

      • ivantys
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Podence clean sheet secured

        • tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Adama for Podence...well that's just great

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Podence off ffs

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Traore on
          Podence off

        • Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Piss off podence

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Neto was well poor

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Podence off
          Traore on

        • ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          podence off Traore on

        • Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Podence clean sheet point

        • Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          What a joke, Podence was far better than Neto.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            True, looked to be be pulling all the strings

        • fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Will Mitrovic take the next penalty for Fulham?

        • NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Pod off